Summary: Examining the "Ground Zero" moment in Habakkuk’s life and learning the lessons of what we should do when we’re at "Ground Zero" in our lives

Ground Zero: A place of crisis

Habakkuk’s "Ground Zero" occurs in chapter 1. Notice his reaction to his moment of crisis in chapters 2-3.

1. When at Ground Zero, Live Faithfully (2:4-20)

A. "The justified man"

2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 1:16-17

B. "by his faith"

Heb. 10:37-38; 11:1

C. "shall live"

Gal. 3:10-11

2. When at Ground Zero, Pray Effectively (3:1-2)

A. Effective prayer is humble prayer: Habakkuk stood in awe of God

B. Effective prayer is worshipful prayer: Habakkuk feared God

C. Effective prayer is submissive prayer: Habakkuk wanted God’s will to be done in his life and nation

3. When at Ground Zero, Rejoice Continually (3:3-19)

A. Acknowledge, like Habakkuk, God’s mighty acts (v. 3-5, 8, 11)

B. Be reminded, like Habakkuk, of God’s faithfulness (v. 13)

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